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Feb 01

Kegger!Click for larger image

Ryan’s Art Direction: “The story is called, ‘Rocket Jockey’, so draw some spaceships orbiting Jupiter along with a trash-compactor-carrying milkman wielding a plumber’s tool.”

Published 1982

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.75 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Rocket Jockey”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I took R2-D2 apart to find the little man inside and now I can’t put him back together!”

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @hover text: “Kegger!”

    Revenge of the space-nerds?

    “Can Earth House beat the Preppies of Mars House and the Jocks of Jupiter House in the big rocket race? “

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    “And Steve, make sure you get the unleaded rocket fuel this time.”

  4. fred Says:

    Tom Swift Jr. and His Atomic Powered Awkward Social Phase and Dorm Room Brewery.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    ♫ And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
    ‘Til touchdown brings me ’round again to find
    I’m not the nerd they think I am at home
    Oh, no, no, no
    I’m a ROCKET JOCKEY!

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    If he works hard, he’ll get promoted to Pocket Rocket Jockey.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    So when ‘WandaVision’ gets around to the ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ titles, we know roughly how it’ll look.

    Although the blurb makes ‘Wacky Races’ a more plausible comparison

  8. Cornelius Says:

    When Ed from accounting tries to open a pedal bin with a spanner.

  9. Alice Says:

    Is that a rocket in your jockeys
    or are you just happy to see any girl

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    If this is a race “only the best or the most insidious world could win,” which one is Earth?

  11. LauraPalmerEldritch Says:

    It’s good to see Rick Moranis working again.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: Earth planet best planet!

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    First off, GSS @Ryan. Perfect description.

    Why is the guy wearing patent leather shoes? He sure doesn’t look like “the best”, so I guess he’s “the most insidious”. Must be a frat boy bringing the keg to the costume party. checks date of publication FOOD FIGHT!

    @fred: GSS.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    In 1982, this was an honest — if pathetic — attempt at “diversity” on the book covers.

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    The name of the ship is Last Hope 5.
    So I guess ship number 4 was the Penultimate Hope.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tor Mented: no, it’s one of a set. They sell spaceships in six-packs in the Future.

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